Ooooooooh! There is a storm brewing around a couple of albums that are about to – uhm – drop. Kanye West and 50 Cent both have albums coming out on the (unfortunate) date of Sept. 11 – due to (the random occurence of) Kanye West’s album (“Graduation”) being pushed up a week and 50 Cent’s album (“Curtis”) being pushed back by a week.
The two had a nice friendly rivalry going on about the concurrent releases – and then on some website by the name of sohh.com, Mister Cent threw down the gauntlet by talking in the Queen’s english and saying: “Let’s raise the stakes. If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I’ll no longer write music. I’ll write music and work with my other artists, but I won’t put out any more solo albums.”
As far as this intrepid newshound has been able to find there has been no response from the West camp (although – I will admit that I didn’t dig very deep).
What a turn of events this is! When (if ever) has an artist decided to throw their entire carreer on the table over something as brash as this?! It’s like me calling for an election against little bear 2 over at our (semi-temporary) headquarters and then running around talking smack about how the loser of the election is going to be leaving town . . . only to find out that he has actually been taking political science classes – or something like.
Okay – shoot – I have to go . . . evidently just by typing out that analogy about the election – word has gotten back to little bear 2 – and he is in a closed room session as to how this whole election thing could play out . . .
Good luck to Kanye. Good luck to me . . . hopefully before you know it – little bear 2 and 50 Cent will be shaking their heads and asking for a recount before you can even say “boo-bear, boo-bear, boo.”